Fasting tips for diabetics

Fasting is a relatively common practice for religious or health reasons but can be risky for diabetics in particular, if not managed correctly. Fasting entails abstaining from food or drink for a period of time. With the Muslim holy month of Ramadaan expected to start around 18...

Magnesium may lower diabetes risk – study

A recent study has revealed that sufficient magnesium intake may help prevent the onset of pre-diabetes conditions such as hypertension and high blood sugar and possibly help avoid the disease itself. The study was conducted by Tufts University in Massachusetts, US, on 2582 participants over seven...

Diabetes and dentistry

By Dr Marc Sher Diabetics are encouraged to take good care of their oral hygiene as the condition can take a toll on teeth and gums. Gum disease, in particular, often affects diabetics who may also be prone to other mouth infections. Cape-based dentist, Dr Marc Sher,...

Diabetics at greater risk of contracting flu – research

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of contracting flu than non-diabetics, research shows. This is because diabetes sufferers are more likely to have an impaired immune system and are more susceptible to colds and flu infections, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). “Patients with...